Sunshine State

Hello, hello! Whelp, we made it back by 9:30 last night. Just about 12 hours shy of when our day at the airport started. I almost wept tears of joy when the gate agent called our last name ;)

On to more exciting things. This weekend was an absolute blast! We had no trouble getting there, which was fantastic.

We stayed at my uncle’s beautiful place in Ocala, FL. As soon as we got there, I poured myself a drink and sat out in the sun waiting for The Graduate and the rest of the fam to arrive.

Reunited and it feels so good :)

We spent the rest of the afternoon soaking up the sun, enjoying beverages and laughing until our sides hurt. Apparently, I was also glued to my glass the entire day.

After the sun set, we figured it was time to come inside and start eating! We had some fab BBQ along with a few other tasty sides.

Over the past four years, I’ve realized that UF folk love all things blue and orange. Even down to the cupcakes. Hey, I didn’t hate it ;)

Lindsay’s graduation was at 6 PM on Saturday, so we spent the morning relaxing with a manicure and pedicure. We had lunch at this great restaurant that served tons of “Southern comfort” type meals. I ended up getting a salad, but I tried a bite of my first fried green tomato and it was tasty!

After we ate our fill, we took some pictures with The Graduate. She looked beautiful, per the usual – and I was very proud of my UF inspired outfit ;)

The graduation was surprisingly quick. We got home much earlier than we expected, which was good because we were able to stayed up chatting, eating and drinking before calling it a night. We had to get up pretty early to sit in an airport all day fly home.

And now, here I am! Back in good ol’ Northern Virginia ready to start another week! I love going on trips, but the first day back to reality is always a little rough for me. I just want to still be on vacation mode ;)

Vacation mode or not, I’m off to earn some dolla bills ;) I’ll catch up with you soon! Enjoy your day!

Let’s chat – Is the first day back from vay-cay a struggle for you too? How’s your Monday looking? Busy? Laid back? Let me know! 


  1. says

    Sounds like a fun trip! YES, first day back is always rough…I like to take an extra day off before heading back to work so that I can unpack, grocery shop, do laundry, and relax a bit before hitting the workworld full-force again.

    Today is a short day at the office due to a dr appointment…yipee!

  2. says

    wow girl what a FUN weekend for you :) def needed I’m sure! those cupcakes look yummmy!! Im sure from my trips I’ll be hoping to remember who I am after one flight, recovering for 3 days and then getting BACK onto a flight ha. Monday = work. homework. and hopefully sleeping to get rid of this sickness :(

  3. says

    Ah first day back from vacation is always a struggle for me! I loveeee your skirt – so cute! You look gorgeous! I tried my first fried green tomato last summer and I loved it too! :)

  4. says

    Well I’m not going to lie I’m not the biggest Gator fan but I do love your outfit! Glad you had a nice weekend! Today I take my last two finals of the semester and I am ready to be done!

  5. says

    Looks like you had fun! When I was younger, I reallllly wanted to go to UF. My aunt is a volleyball coach and lots of her girls went there, so it made me want to, haha.

    The hardest thing about coming back is unpacking your suitcase. I’ll always just let it sit there for a few days, haha.

  6. says

    What a a fun little getaway. The weather was kinda meh lol For some reason Friday night was nasty and there were random bouts of rain on Saturday. Graduation for me was so exciting but so sad :(

  7. Ashley says

    Coming back from anytime away is hard to get back in the groove for me. I want the fun times to last! Monday has be super quite! Loving ODU being in exams!

    P.S. I have the same blue and white skirt and you just gave me a new idea of what to wear with it! I was boring and have a navy top with a cream sweater! haha

  8. says

    I think the worst bit about coming back from vacay is having to get everything ready for work the next day…..sigh…’s to the next holiday! :-) p.s – love your style!

  9. says

    Looks like such a great time!! Glad you had a good vacation. :) The first day back is always a bit tough for my unless it’s after summer break or something (sitting at home really makes me want to get back to school and have something to do!!)..but if I was busy on the vacation, then coming back to school seems so boring.

  10. says

    I always dread the first day back from vacation becasue you are still in VACAY mode! It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after having such an awesome time. But such is life….

    I love your outfit by the way! Cute skirt!

  11. says

    Awesome trip! Also? LOVE the orange & blue! Even though I’m a Tiger (Auburn) & not a Gater, I think we can be good friends, simply because of the orange and blue LOL! =)

  12. says

    I love love LOVE UF! That’s one of my top schools that I’m looking to go to, which is perfect because I freakin’ LOVE orange + blue together! (especially orange-my favorite color of all time!) I’m seriously so glad I found your blog! love it!

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